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Study: How farmers decide to store or sell their grain

When farmers harvest their grain, they can choose to sell it right away or store it to obtain better prices later in the season.

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C-sections in Mexico increase with obesity level and health care specialization

Cesarean section (C-section) procedures have increased dramatically around the world in the recent decades. Overweight and obesity rates, common risk factors for pregnancy outcomes and for C-sections, are also on the rise — creating a major health issue in low- and middle-income countries.

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Air Force Captain takes career to new heights with ACE master's degree

Andrew Beguhl came to graduate school at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a different background than most.

Having twelve years in the Air Force under his belt, Captain Beguhl was ready for his next challenge and came to the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to pursue a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE).

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Soy expansion in Brazil linked to increase in childhood leukemia deaths

Over the past decades, Brazil has become the world’s leading soybean producer, as well as the leading consumer of pesticides. Despite concerns about potential public health consequences, little is known about the effects of pesticide exposure in the general population.

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Khanna appointed Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair

Urbana, Ill. — Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) Director Madhu Khanna was officially appointed the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair on Oct. 12 at an investiture ceremony at the Funk ACES Library on the University of Illinois campus.

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ACES alum uses farm management for community impact

URBANA, Ill. – It did not take long for alum Sophia Hortin (ACES ’23) to use her degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to make an impact in her role managing Clearview Farm and its popular sunflower fields in Northwest Champaign.

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